I am of the son George Carroll line altho we've always thought the middle name is Baxton.Have you any documentation that shows Barksdale?
My grandfather was George Carroll m. to Elizabeth (Bessie) Lee VanCleave.They always lived in the Waxahachie area of Ellis co.His mother was Ella Virginia Magee from Pike county MS, married to Thos. B. Carroll (never written out, not even on grave).I have found no written proof that the middle name was Barksdale altho the Thos. B. line says there granddaddy told them his middle name was Barksdale.There are almost no Barksdales in Pike, Walthall, or Marion co. but plenty of Batsons and Bankstons.I wonder if that is the middle name.
We cannot get further back than this Thomas B. Carroll, son of Margaret Frances Brumfield Carroll Simmons and "Mr. Carroll" residing in Pike co.,MS.He is listed as being from Ireland but may have been born in LA or further east in GA or AL.I keep hoping the correct "B" would be the impt. clue.